Health IT Policy Committee

By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Newly minted ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, made her debut at HIMSS14.
By Tom Sullivan 01:00 am April 18, 2014
When President Bush was running for reelection in 2004, John Kerry’s campaign struck Bush with criticisms about healthcare, and Bush’s people called David J. Brailer, MD, for some talking points.
Meaningful Use gets low marks
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 16, 2014
Sure, the EHR Incentive Program, with its $22 billion plus paid out thus far to meaningful users, might have helped bring the healthcare sector out of the Dark Ages and into the 21st Century, technologically speaking, but do these systems really improve the quality of patient care? A new study out says: for the most part, no.
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Diana Manos 06:25 am April 10, 2014
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, envisions an agency with new workgroups and a less siloed approach, with consumer and privacy advocates participating across all the groups.
Federal panel scales back MU Stage 3
By Diana Manos 03:51 am March 12, 2014
Members of the Health IT Policy Committee approved a set of recommendations Tuesday that will bring meaningful use Stage 3 requirements one step closer to federal approval and scale back the initial Stage 3 proposals by 33 percent.
By Tom Sullivan 10:20 am February 27, 2014
At CCHIT's "The Decade of Health IT" summit at HIMSS14 on Wednesday, four national coordinators looked back on their experiences working to drive healthcare information technology adoption over the past 10 years.
HIMSS Media and the American Bar Association presented the HIT Law Forum at HIMS
By Gus Venditto 02:13 pm February 24, 2014
Protecting your hospital's data is no longer just about managing the systems inside your enterprise. Changes being considered in federal privacy regulations are prompting the legal counsel at many hospitals to begin looking at the security policies of contractors and even sub-contractors.
By Anthony Brino 10:02 am February 10, 2014
The ONC's Meaningful Use Workgroup will submit draft recommendations for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program on Feb. 14. So far, the workgroup has developed a number of ideas that have consensus, but clinical quality measures may not be as easy to include in digital systems as previously thought.
DeSalvo stays the course to better care
By Bernie Monegain 05:00 am February 03, 2014
Karen DeSalvo, MD, talks with Healthcare IT News Editor Bernie Monegain about the work ahead and what has influenced her on her way to becoming the national coordinator for health information technology. DeSalvo is the fifth coordinator and the first woman to serve in the post since it was established by President George W. Bush in 2004.
By Anthony Brino 12:00 am January 20, 2014
Karen DeSalvo, MD, has stepped into the role of national coordinator for healthcare information technology at a time when American healthcare is in a state of unprecedented change.

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